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 Bead Star 2008 Contest Winners 


Presenting the winners of the Bead Star 2008 contest! View the prize-winning pieces and meet the designer-artists for creative inspiration.

The Bead Star contest kicked off in April 2008 with a call for designs made with simple stringing, crimping and wire-working techniques. Over 1,000 unique Bead Star entries were received this year in nine different categories including: crystals, heart designs, glass, metals, pearls, plastics, seed beads, stones and under $25. The editors of Stringing and Beadwork magazines narrowed the entries down to 180 finalists--20 per category. From there, it was up to Beading Daily readers to select the winners that ultimately made it into the all-star publication. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads reviewed the nine category winners before choosing the grand-prize project by Valerie Aharoni, this year's Bead Star cover piece.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads was the proud $5,000 Grand-Prize Sponsor of the Bead Star jewelry-making contest. The grand-prize winner received a $1,500 gift certificate from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads and an all-expense-paid trip for two to Bead Fest Santa Fe to accept the award. All winning entries were published in the Bead Star magazine, the first-ever publication comprised entirely of prize-winning designs selected by beaders worldwide.
Photo by Joe Coca


Photo by Megan Greenlee Photography
View the prize-winning piece for creative inspiration here and read more about Grand-Prize winner, Valerie Aharoni, in her Jewelry Artists success story.


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Kirsten Salem
2nd
Bonnie Hjerppe
3rd
Honorable Mention
Kristal Wick
Honorable Mention
Abi Collins


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Samela Dorey
2nd
Susan Shannon
3rd
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Patricia Dugmore


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Lisa Liddy
2nd
3rd
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Tracy Van Voorst


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Ann Marie Hodrick
2nd
Jennifer Cunningham
3rd
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Melissa Fortner


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Christopher McLachlan
2nd
Steph Kexel
3rd
Mary Dawn
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Samantha Kilgore


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Bonnie Hjerppe
2nd
3rd
Doris Coghill
Honorable Mention
Carina Moreno
Honorable Mention
Amanda Klimek


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
2nd
Kelly Jarvis
3rd
Lola Surwillo
Honorable Mention
Susan Shannon
Honorable Mention
Carrie McMahon


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Ann Marie Hodrick
2nd
Wendee Brandenburg
3rd
Meredith Duers
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Lucille Hendrickson


Place
Name
View Winning Design
1st
Myra Fierro
2nd
Christina Rondeau
3rd
Honorable Mention
Erin Beutel
Honorable Mention


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